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Decisions, decisions.
#1255967 Thu Feb 22 2018 02:01 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,304
MNSmith Offline OP
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
On my 1951 Suburban, an OEM mirror was added to the cowl on the passenger side. By looking at the back side, they missed the factory placement up and towards the center of the cowl by 1/2" or so. The holes were drilled tight and not a slight oversize like the drivers side. So, either done at the dealership or some future owner, but most likely after it left the factory. I'm starting to work on lower cowl repair and putting the whole cowl in epoxy primer. If you are interested, my progress can be followed in the DITY Gallery. So, the question becomes, as I fill other wayward holes in the cowl, do I fill these also and move the mirror mounting down a 1/2'"?? Or just leave well enough alone?

Fishing for opinions here.

Re: Decisions, decisions.
MNSmith #1255975 Thu Feb 22 2018 02:24 PM
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Re: Decisions, decisions.
MNSmith #1255977 Thu Feb 22 2018 02:35 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,675
S
'Bolter
Must be irritating for you to mention it,I would be too, plus if you look under the dash, it is apparent where to drill for this mirror. Somebody a very long time ago missed the boat. With it in its current position ,can you open the hood all the way? If not,
it has to be fixed.

BTW, I just spent an hour in your build pics of your suburban at I am awestruck. Love the gantry crane, everyone should have this in their garage. Seriously, huge kudos for the time and care you have spent here.

Last edited by sstock; Thu Feb 22 2018 02:38 PM.

1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: Decisions, decisions.
MNSmith #1255986 Thu Feb 22 2018 03:36 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,205
Bubba
You are a "body man".
You are doing a careful "restoration".
It will most likely bother you forever, if you leave it.
You have to decide if you want to do what you think you should do?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Decisions, decisions.
MNSmith #1256064 Thu Feb 22 2018 11:48 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,675
S
'Bolter
That is right Tim, in for a nickle in for the dime. Just do it and don't look back. Then you don't have to worry about the purist coming up to you saying how much he likes the suburban but your passenger mirror is installed in the wrong location,lol.


1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: Decisions, decisions.
MNSmith #1256076 Fri Feb 23 2018 12:45 AM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,205
Bubba
No, I am not worried about the purists.

My vision: if you do not fix it, is that YOU will point it out when someone is admiring your truck.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Decisions, decisions.
MNSmith #1256157 Fri Feb 23 2018 03:43 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,304
MNSmith Offline OP
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Ya'll have pretty much said what the voices in my head have been telling me. Put it in the right place. Here's the kicker, since I decided to keep the spot light, the mirror has been 3/4 blocked and useless. Moving it to the original location will make it completely useless. Not that you can see the whole world through a 4" round mirror! I guess if I concentrate hard enough, the back side of the spot light can be used as an extreme convex mirror!

Thank you for the opinions and compliments!

Re: Decisions, decisions.
MNSmith #1256216 Sat Feb 24 2018 03:30 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,765
5
'Bolter
Mirrors shmirrors. I have those tiny mirrors without a spotlight to block my view and I still run people off the road because I can't see them.


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